Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend !
I'm working this weekend on cards for Designs by Ryn . This time with her beautiful Hummingbird stamps. The two cards below were created using one of her flying Hummers. I also have a sitting Hummer that will turn into a card soon. I would like to mention again that Ryn's stamps are very high quality which leave a beautiful crisp image. She hand draws the designs for all her stamps and is currently working on a Spring line which I'm looking forward to seeing !
Working with Humming birds & flowers makes me think of Spring..... sigh... and looking forward to working in our gardens that attract a lot of Hummingbirds ! They are so much fun to watch !
I used Ryn's CMB8 Flying Hummingbird 1 and CMF15 Leafy Branch to create this card.
I stamped the Leafy Branch once and then off the edge on the RH corner with StazOn black ink on smooth white cardstock and coloured with Prisma Pencils. Love them ! I'm sorry that I only have a set of 48, I wished I bought at least the 96 set. They come in such a nice tin, I don't know how I'll store them if I add to my set individually.
The bird was stamped & embossed with black onto watercolour paper and then I used my Tom Bow markers and water to colour. I cut him (her?) out and popped him up over the branch. The green matting is some cool textured paper that I got at Crop Circles. I had a sentiment that I matted to add but it just looked cluttered to me, so it didn't make the 'cut' :) so I added a little purple ribbon to finish it off.
This next card was also created with the same stamps, just different colours & background and I was excited to try out my new Crealie dies to create the flowers. These dies come from the Netherlands and are so cool. Very easy to store, use & create with ! I learned about Crealies from Miranda's Blog (see my Blog list - 'Mir'acle Art Inspirations) who is on Crealies Design Team. Last week I met up with my sister Marn who lives in the Netherlands down in Florida and she brought me a few sets... lucky me ! Crealies are also available from Chocolate Baroque in the UK.
The background for this card was a left-over piece that I had from playing with Tom Bow markers, water & salt. I stamped the Leafy branch over it with Old Paper Distress Ink. The hummer was also stamped and embossed with black and coloured with Tom Bows & water.
The Crealies used: Creative Flowers CL CF 17 & Creative Shapes, CL CS 11.
Well that's the 'Spring Fix' for today ! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for dropping by !